22910156 - Cinema, photography and television

The course aims to acquire knowledge and skills related to the origins and development of the language of images, from photography to the web, and the use of images in education.
With the study of Cinema, Photography and Television the student will be able to achieve the following educational objectives.
In terms of knowledge and comprehension:
- to know the historical, epistemological and methodological-procedural foundations of the discipline;
- be able to identify the different sources and nature of photographic, cinematographic and television images.
In terms of ability to apply knowledge and understanding:
- discriminate the didactics of cinema from the didactic use of film;
- use theories and models related to images in the educational field.
In terms of autonomy of judgement:
- to make targeted choices of audio-visual narrations concerning the specific ages of the subjects to whom the educational-didactic action is addressed;
- to conceive and write an audio-visual narration that can be used in the educational-didactic field.
In terms of communication skills:
- use the basic vocabulary of cinematic language;
- contribute to group work;
In terms of learning skills:
- analyse a problematic situation from different points of view;
- be able to access the relevant scientific literature.
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The course aims to examine some aspects of audiovisual language focusing on cinema and digital media through the historical awareness of their evolution and the analysis of the peculiarities of the contemporary scenario.
Starting from the analysis of today's media landscape and some keywords (convergence; flow; post-media), the main stages of the historical evolution of film language are retraced, focusing on the basic elements for a critical analysis of the still and moving image.

Core Documentation

- S. Bernardi, L’avventura del cinematografo, Marsilio, 2007.
- R. Eugeni, La condizione postmediale, La Scuola, 2015.

Type of delivery of the course

The lectures also include the viewing and analysis of film sequences and audiovisual products. Teaching materials (slides and film sequences) will be uploaded on formonline.

Type of evaluation

The exam will consist of an oral interview, which will focus on the main topics of the course.